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By Dominic Baliszewski -

If you want to keep up-to-date with the latest news from around the globe, you need to choose a digital TV package with news channels. But which provider should you choose? (Updated 18/03/10)

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News TV

CompanyPackage NameChannelsBBC NewsSky NewsCNNOn Demand 
TV Essential + Broadband and Anytime Calls6 including RTYesYesYesNo
TV: XL8 including Bloomberg, CNBC and EuroNewsYesYesYesNo
Sky Entertainment TV12 including Fox News, Bloomberg, EuroNews and Al JazeeraYesYesYesNo

Popular news TV channels

Today there are a number of news channels available of UK TV, including both UK and international news channels:

BBC News - Also known as the BBC News Channel, BBC News is the 24-hour rolling news channel from the BBC and forms part of the world’s largest news gathering organisation. BBC News was named the Royal Television Society’s News Channel of the Year for the second time in 2009. BBC News is available on Sky, Virgin Media and BT Vision.

CNN - CNN was the world’s first channel to provide 24-hour rolling coverage, and has a history stretching back almost 30 years. As a major player in international news, CNN broadcasts both CNN and CNN International as well as on-demand programming that is available in the UK through TalkTalk TV. CNN is available on Sky, Virgin Media and BT Vision.

Sky News - Sky News is a 24-hour international news channel and forms part of the News Corporation - one of the largest international news organisations in the world. Sky News available on Sky, Virgin Media and BT Vision.

BBC News
Sky News

UK news channel listings

The majority of UK news channels are available on all providers, however some are only available on specific packages. UK News channels include:

  • BBC News
  • BBC Parliament
  • SKY News
  • SKY Sports News
  • CNN
  • RT
  • Bloomberg
  • CNBC
  • EuroNews
  • Fox News
  • NDTV 24x7
  • Al Jazeera.
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